Beard grooming products can be very expensive sometimes, so there are some men that would have to shell out plenty of money to properly clean and maintain their beards. But, if you want to save some cash while also having an effective beard grooming product, the best way for you to do it is by making the product yourself.
Making the most common beard grooming products, such as beard balm and beard oil, is relatively easy to do, but you would need to prepare the ingredients required to make them. However, the ingredients for beard grooming products cannot be easily found at home, so you would really need to go to the supermarket or other stores to buy them. But, the effort of buying the ingredients actually saves you money than buying expensive beard grooming products, as the ingredients are much cheaper. SO, with all that being said, if you want to make beard balm and beard oil at home, we are here to provide you with a simple recipe for each product. Here are the simple-to-follow instructions on how to make beard care products at home.
How to Make Beard Oil
The easiest to make out of the two products mentioned is beard oil, as it doesn’t involve boiling anything since all you have to do is to mix the ingredients together in a glass bottle or jar. Here are the ingredients needed for DIY beard oil:
- Almond oil
- Hazelnut oil
- Apricot kernel oil
- Argan oil
- Avocado oil
- Extra virgin coconut oil (must be heated)
All of these ingredients are effective in moisturizing the hairs of your beard, as well as the skin underneath the facial hair. So, with the help of these ingredients mixed together, you will prevent your skin from drying and eventually produce dandruff that may get stuck on your beard. As stated in the ingredients list, the extra virgin coconut oil should be heated if ever it is used for the beard oil because it tends to solidify when it is cooled down. You don’t have to necessarily heat up the coconut oil in a boiler because you can just warm the bottle or jar that contains the beard oil using your hands and try to rub the container.
How to Make Beard Balm
Beard balm is arguably the hardest product to make out of the two, but the difficult part of making it is minimal, so you won’t have to worry about making a lot of mistakes in following the recipe. These are the ingredients and the tools you need for making DIY beard balm.
- A bar of beeswax
- Shea butter
- Cocoa butter
- Coconut oil (will be used as a carrier oil)
- Spoon or any other mixing utensil
- A cooking pot
- A small aluminum tin cans for storage
To make the beard balm, prepare the cooking pot and set it on the stove in low heat. Then, get 2 tablespoons of beeswax and put it in the pot along with 6 tablespoons of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of coconut butter, and 1 ounce of shea butter. Then, stir the mixture to mix the ingredients properly, but don’t let it boil since some of the ingredients might dissipate. This process will finish from 30 seconds to one minute, depending on how high the heat setting is. Since you are stirring the ingredients in low heat, one minute of mixing will suffice.
Let the balm mixture cool for a few seconds, and then pour some of it in a small aluminum tin can. Close the lid of the tin can and let the balm cool down and solidify before you can use it. The ingredients used to make the beard balm are beneficial in moisturizing the beard hairs and the skin underneath them, similar to how beard oil works. However, because of the beeswax, the beard balm would have a more solid and sticky texture compared to the beard oil, thus making it effective in holding the shape and the style of the beard. If you are worried about getting a forked beard or unkempt beard hairs, the beard balm is the best product to use for your beard since it is mainly used as a pomade to keep your desired beard shape in place.
By reading this article, you will see that making beard care products at home is very easy to do, as long you have the right ingredients prepared. For beginners, it would be best to try following the recipe for beard oil first, as mixing is the only process that you need to do in making the product. Once you get the hang of creating beard oil, you can then move on to making beard balm, which requires a little bit more accuracy when it comes to how many tablespoons of the ingredients you need to mix together. Learn how to make these beard care products at home, and you will surely save more money for your beard grooming supplies.